Integrative Mental Health Care
An Introduction to foundations and methods.

Introducing a series of books on integrative mental healthcare

Safe, effective and affordable non-medication treatments of mental health problems
James Lake, MD

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Your Mental Health Care: the Integrative Solution is the first in a series of books on integrative mental health care a rapidly growing discipline that embraces concepts and methods from mainstream Western medicine and traditional healing systems around the world. This book will teach you about important concepts and methods used in integrative mental healthcare.

Integrative mental healthcare:

  • is a person-centered approach that emphasizes maintaining optimal health and wellness
  • takes into account the symptoms, preferences and circumstances of each unique person
  • focuses on treating symptoms not disorders
  • uses conventional mainstream approaches like medications and psychotherapy, and complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies like herbal medicines and acupuncture
  • uses the best available research evidence to develop an individualized treatment plan
  • takes into account each person’s needs, preferences and circumstances

The other books in the series cover non-medication treatment approaches for the following mental health problems:

All books are written in clear, jargon-free language and include extensive hyperlinks within the text, and links to valuable internet resources to ensure that you will get the maximum amount of practical information in the least amount of time.

The books in this series will help you if you are

  • struggling with one or more mental health problems after trying different treatments
  • taking a medication or supplement that isn’t working
  • experiencing adverse effects to a medication or natural supplement
  • taking a medication that is very expensive and looking for affordable alternatives
  • a mental health professional looking for a practical resource for advising patients interested in non-medication or integrative approaches

Praise for The Integrative Mental Health Solution

"Dr James Lake, a modern-day father of integrative mental healthcare, has once again delivered an invaluable resource for sufferers of mental disorders. While an integrative approach to bettering mental health is being increasingly recognized, one challenge is being able to deliver this information to the public in a format that is easy to mentally digest, and at an affordable price. The e-book series on integrative mental health achieves this.

This fantastic series delivers salient advice on managing mental health disorders and improving mental well-being, in addition to providing web-links to key resources that are easily accessible via direct online links. The links to validated mental symptom assessment scales is also of great value. By outlining the potential treatments in evidence-level “tiers” Dr. Lake gives the readers some surety as to their potential effectiveness. The descriptions of mechanisms of action and dosages of the natural medicines outlined also provide a practical manifestation of how these can be used effectively and safely. It is heartening that Dr Lake details many caveats in terms of supplementation, in addition to vital advice to address common safety issues in cases of people acutely suffering from severe mental health issues. This e-book series represents a determined and enlightened step into the future, merging the best of traditional medicine knowledge with modern science delivered in a 21st century format."

Dr Jerome Sarris PhD, MHSc, ND, LAc Senior Research Fellow

Melbourne University; Department of Psychiatry

Each book on a particular mental health problem includes concise summaries of key information about a variety of non-medication alternatives you can use to treat your symptoms and achieve optimal wellness. Specifically, the books in this series cover uses of:

  • herbals, vitamins, essential fatty acids, amino acids and other natural supplements
  • whole body approaches such as massage and exercise
  • meditation and mind-body practices such as yoga, tai chi and qigong
  • scientifically validated energy therapies such as bright light, music and biofeedback
  • subtle energy therapies such as healing touch, Reiki and energy psychology

Inside the books on a particular mental health problem you can instantly navigate to sections on:

  • Understanding your mental health problem
  • Taking inventory of your symptoms
  • Identifying treatments that make sense for you
  • Non-medication approaches for preventing or treating your mental health problem
  • Developing a customized treatment plan that is right for you
  • Evaluating your treatment plan and making changes along the way
  • Valuable internet resources on safety and for finding quality natural supplements
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Books by James Lake
Your Mental Healthcare: The Integrative Solution | Alcohol and drug abuse | Anxiety | Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) | Bipolar disorder
Dementia and mild cognitive impairment | Depression | Insomnia | Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) | Psychosis
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